We want to thank everyone who responded to our call for donations to support Stephen Clarke as he fights cancer. So far, the Oct. 10 GoFundMe campaign has raised $6,470! This is wonderful news!
One of Canada’s most accomplished and distinguished pianists in experimental music, Stephen has been our Array Ensemble pianist for many years, so we are incredibly grateful to our community for rallying behind him at this critical time. We also want to thank everyone who donated at Arraymusic’s last two concerts!
Please note, based on Stephen’s current health – updated below – the campaign organizers have raised the fundraising target from $17,000 to $34,000 to give him the financial support he will now require. So if you have not yet contributed, please consider giving to this important fundraiser.
Campaign co-organizer Hye Won Lee posted this photo and update on Stephen’s health yesterday: Currently, Stephen is on week 6 of daily radiation therapy (5 days a week), and will be receiving his 5th dose of chemo tomorrow.
Earlier this month, he was fitted with a feeding tube, which settled down okay after initial local infection, and he has switched out to a tube-feeding process over the past weekend.
With input from the community, we have decided to raise the fundraiser goal to $34,000. The initial $17,000 was calculated based on the living cost in Toronto for 6 months. However, it is possible that Stephen may lose the whole season, as he would need to recover post-cancer from treatment.
With this thought, we ask, from our hearts, for your help, and we appreciate your thoughts and help. We are hoping to reach our fundraising goal of $34,000 by 10 December, 2022.
You can make a donation to the GoFundMe campaign for Stephen online here:
Stephen we love you! Stay Strong! We are all wishing you a complete recovery.
STEPHEN CLARKE ONLINE: